am 15. Oktober 1999
I've taken two CS classes that use this book and I always felt like this book was very informative. The algorithms and concepts that Motwani brings forth are extremely insightful and interesting. However, the presentation of the proofs has a lot of room for improvement. Notation is carried over from previous chapters and is sometimes unexplained, which makes it very difficult for someone who does not have a lot of familiarity with the material presented. The book presents very interesting topics and leaves a lot of open (unresolved) questions to the reader's curiosity and challenge.
am 5. Mai 2010
This book goes very deep into the topic (much deeper than most textbooks that I know). The information content is absolutely brilliant, but I am a graduate computer scientist and I still find it very hard to understand. This is fair, considering the depth of the content, but be aware that this is a book for absolute experts!